spring, Helping Services for Northeast Iowa partnered with area high
schools to create the iChoose campaign. This campaign highlights area
high school students who choose to be substance-free. To view the
campaign please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayaEB2HuxE
We encourage all school districts, libraries, hospitals, and local businesses to put this video on their websites.
This collaboration will help us spread the important message that the
majority of youth choose to live a life free from alcohol, tobacco and
other drugs. We appreciate your support.
We hope you enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it!
Off to College: Now What?
Recent events in the news of young girls being sexually assaulted while intoxicated and then exploited over social media, remind us that the consequences of underage drinking are serious and long lasting. As a parent, one way you can prevent risky behaviors like underage drinking, is just by having conversations with your kids about your values and expectations.
Research shows that young people are three times more likely to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs if their parents don’t make clear rules about them. While your kids are under your roof, establish these rules and talk with them about your expectations. Some day they’ll leave your home and maybe go off to college on their own. Prepare them to make positive decisions in that next stage.
College may be right around the corner for your son or daughter. Your influence as a parent continues, even after you drop them off on campus.
Helping Services for NE Iowa has created a resource, “Off to College: Now What?” with week by week tips to keep the communication open through the first six weeks of college and beyond. The booklet also includes a quick tool that may help you identify when your student may be struggling with alcohol and need some additional help.
Your Lambert student’s Type to Learn 4 account can be accessed from home if you have a computer with an internet connection and can load the Type to Learn 4 client software on the computer. The software is free.
Your student’s login information is available in their computer class. The login allows him or her to use the program. The district login code is 145543
To get the software, click on the link that matches your operating system.
Your machine must meet the minimum system requirements.
The User Guide is also available here, or a Quick-Start guide is here.
Visual Phonics Video
This is a video that shows kindergarteners doing Visual Phonics. Visual Phonics is a tool that brings a multi-sensory component to learning sounds. Both sides of the brain become active when hand shapes are added to the letter sounds, which commits them to memory easier. It is an effective strategy for children as they learn the sounds - which will help them when learning to read. This is a great strategy for kindergarten and first grade parents to learn as it help their child master letter sounds. Please click on this link to watch and learn some of the Visual Phonics hand shapes while the kids sing an alphabet song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7vnK-N7T-M
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